Well, isn’t that special! According to The One, Celebration of the individual is so passé; collectivism is where it’s at. In his inauguration proclamation today, President Obama sang the praises of The Collective:
We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 21, 2013
Now that he’s successfully held on to his throne, he no longer needs to be subtle about his desire to turn citizens into his own personal army of obedient Borg. Drooling libs fawned:
— Ninoska Marcano M. (@lunini) January 21, 2013
Love the ideas of collective action from President Obama's speech #inaug2013
— Ashley Fiorilli (@AshNFio) January 21, 2013
Prez effectively took freedom back from Right as a tool for justice, progress and collective purpose.
— Katrina vandenHeuvel (@KatrinaNation) January 21, 2013
This is quite a progressive speech and I absolutely love it. Beautiful argument for collective action.
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) January 21, 2013
Doris Kearns Goodwin: Obama talked about "the few and the many," not just campaign rhetoric. "Collective action" is government. #Inaug2013
— Pam Harris, PhD APR (@PamMHarris) January 21, 2013
And government loves us, right? While lefty drones were falling to their knees in blind worship of Dear Leader, conservatives were voicing their utter disgust at Obama’s corruption of what it means to be an American:
Never in my whole life did I swear allegiance to a collective.
— Leslie Carbone (@lesliecarbone) January 21, 2013
Yay for the collective! RT @MonicaCrowley: "Individual freedoms require collective action." And there you have it.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) January 21, 2013
"Collective action" should never be used as a front for the dissolution of individual freedom. #inauguration
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 21, 2013
Individualism requires "collective action"?
— Jonathan Hoenig (@JonathanHoenig) January 21, 2013
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) January 21, 2013
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) January 21, 2013
Obama: "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action" this is why we can't have nice things…
— ⚜ (@wastingsmith) January 21, 2013
Collective Action…it takes a village's paychecks.
— Snarkinsaw (@Snarkinsaw) January 21, 2013
Collectivism … leaving people behind since the mid-1800's.
— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) January 21, 2013
Indeed he is. But we are not.
— Dan Sanchez (@DanSanchez) January 21, 2013
Resistance is not futile, Mr. President. We will not be assimilated.